Frank Mezzullo Jr., 66

The Baltimore Sun

Frank Arthur Mezzullo Jr., a retired high school athletic coach and teacher, died of cancer April 6 at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The Crofton resident was 66.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Loch Raven Village, he was a 1958 Towson High School graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.

He joined the faculty of Archbishop Curley High School in Northeast Baltimore, where he also taught history and coached football. He later coached at Laurel High School, where his football team won a state championship in 1988.

Mr. Mezzullo was commissioner of the Crofton Athletic Council for many years. He also managed the Pointer Ridge Swim and Racquet Club in Bowie.

He enjoyed Italian cooking and microbrews. He hosted family feasts and catered events.

Graveside services were held Thursday in Cockeysville.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, the former Reida Rider; two sons, Andrew Mezzullo of Ashburn, Va., and Paul Mezzullo of Washington; a daughter, Donna Mezzullo of Herndon, Va.; two stepsons, Martin Young of Ashburn, Va., and Greg Young of Naples, Fla.; two brothers, Louis Mezzullo of Carlsbad, Calif., and John Mezzullo of Timonium; and 10 grandchildren. A marriage to Judith Fowler ended in divorce.

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